• Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    300 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    Lootera directed by Vikramaditya Motwane was an instantly rare film which didn't choose the simplistic love story. It had a generic, but genuinely arresting first half, where these lovers- Pakhi and Varun, meet each other, thanks to an accident. This sets up a simplistic mood. However, the second half comes up as a pleasant surprise, as these lovers turn into the metaphors for unflinching love and separation. This is a rare kind of love story which thrills you with its consistent, melancholic tone. The performances by Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh make you stay with the film. I loved it. It was one of the most best Hindi films of the year 2013 after 'The Lunchbox'.
    Rarely you get intimate with a feature film.

    October 18, 19
  • Lasit Roy
    Lasit Roy
    32 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    Superb love story. Acting performence is outstanding. A good film to watch. Story is also praiseworthy.

    November 28, 15
  • Dev
    32 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    "Lootera" directed by Vikramaditya Motwane is a beautifully directed movie.
    Every set is a masterpiece itself. Sonakshi proves herself to be an elegant actress and the chemistry between lead pair is great. Ranvir singh is just increasing his level of acting. Cinematography is incredible and music by amit trivedi is perfect and its a rare flawless movie.

    March 12, 14
  • Neonika
    27 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    I give this movie a perfect score because it's a triumph for Indian filmmaking at so many levels. There is no melodramatic, over-the-top acting, no flamboyant palacial sets and no jarring song and dance sequences that are usually meant to fill a thin plot. Vikramaditya Motwane's film is art at its best. Acting is top-notch, especially Sonakshi's portrayal of Pakhi. A lot has been conveyed through facial expressions rather than dialogue. The pacing did not bother me at all because there is so much lyrical quality on screen that I'm glad it isn't rushed (unlike the music video pace that Bollywood has lately adopted). The Art direction gets my biggest applause for transporting the audience to the 50s with such careful attention to detail. Its not a fantastical environment like in Bhansali's 'Devdas'- rather it comes across as a well researched recreation of history. And Pakhi's wardrobe is completely drool worthy.

    The inspiration from O. Henry's "The last leaf" comes only in the second half and it is interwoven extremely well with the rest of the story. The last 30 minutes do become predictable even if you haven't read the story, but that's excusable considering that you're watching poetry on celluloid.

    July 14, 13
  • Sandeep Gupta
    Sandeep Gupta
    94 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    2013 belongs to romance genre so far. After Ashiqui 2 portraying tragic
    love, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani celebrating love and Raanjhanaa
    portraying obsession of love, now we have Lootera portraying the purest
    form of love i.e. - epic love. Love where lovers are helpless in the
    name of love. Vikramaditya Motwane (Udaan fame) presents this love
    story in most simplistic and enigmatic way possible. Like an expert
    painter, he paints every scene with sweeping visuals. He uses the slow
    pacing, light dialogs, enchanting back-ground score, soulful music and
    powerful performances to woo the audience. Story is not fresh but story
    telling is. Sonakshi Sinha should thank the director for this role and
    he should thank her for doing it to the perfection. Ranveer Singh is
    good in first half but falters sometimes in second half. Every
    supporting actor is a perfect fit. If your meaning of good movies has
    nothing to do with the pacing of the movie, don't miss it!

    July 10, 13
  • Omkar Joshi
    Omkar Joshi
    17 reviews
    Senior Reviewer

    Two words,

    "A Masterpiece !!"

    One of the best love stories of Indian Cinema. Kudos to all actors, director and entire team.
    Rating : Complete 10 on 10!

    May 23, 15
  • Nagma
    15 reviews
    Senior Reviewer

    I have never found Sonakshi so beautiful before...thanks to the amazing set of sarees her designer selected for her.But the main beauty of the film lies in the art direction.You will fall in love with the palatial house of the wealthy zamindaar(Sonakshi's father),the narrow village roads running between paddy fields,the old ambassador in the first half and wooden cottage in dalhousie in the second half.
    The story is in the backdrop of post independence era when wealthy zamindars are on the verge of losing their inheritance to the government.At this juncture,enters Ranveer Singh, the archaelogist who along with his colleague(friend) hires local villagers to perform excavation on one part of the zamindar's land. Sonakshi tries to woo Ranveer by asking him for painting lessons and when Ranveer struggles with sketches of leaves, the role interchanges with Sonakshi as the teacher and Ranveer as the student.
    Their love blooms but the film does take a U-turn towards the end of the first half.However, there's a smooth transition in the story from the beginning till the end. Sonakshi has performed well and does show versatility. Ranveer is equally good and he manages to convince you that no matter what a person's deeds are, he still does have a lot of humanity left within himself.
    Sonakshi's father and Ranveer's friend have also been excellent in their characters.
    All in all the film has flavours like seasons in a year. It starts with spring and ends with autumn but mind you the movie is filled with greenery till the end. You should experience this love saga and also enjoy the background score.Not to mention the beautiful songs....especially manmarziyaan and the list goes on.....

    October 06, 13